Mayor: ‘The City must regain the public’s trust’

Since learning of the theft of more than $153,000 in checks and cash last week from the Finance Department, the mayor has moved quickly to notify the public of the situation and the surrounding criminal investigation (click to see the press release and a video of a news conference). Yesterday, he began taking steps, as [...]

A Great Example of Businesses Supporting the City

Two businesses, Stan and Joe’s Saloon and Capital Bicycle, are putting on a benefit Saturday to raise $10,000 for the Annapolis Police Department’s bike patrol. These businesses saw the need to help out their city, specifically by raising money for new bike equipment. This is a great example of the kind of partnering that the [...]

Guest Column: City budget the result of many tough choices

By JOSH COHEN, For The Capital Published 06/06/10 In recent months, no issue in Annapolis has dominated the debate or been as divisive as the city budget. Tomorrow night, exactly six months after the alderpersons and I took office, this debate will draw to a close when the City Council votes on the fiscal 2011 [...]

Mayor Declares: Revised Budget Won’t Raise Property Tax Rate

At a City Council work session on Thursday, the mayor will present a revised fiscal year 2011 budget proposal that balances the City’s finances without raising the property tax rate. The mayor’s budget amendment calls for millions of dollars in additional cuts and other changes to offset further declining revenues. It will also ensure the [...]